On Saturday, Dec. 5, men’s squash traveled east to face 27th-ranked MIT. With an impressive 6-3 victory over Western Ontario two weeks in the rear view, the purple and white made their trip along the Masspike with their eyes on a 2-0 start to a promising young season.

Now ranked 22nd nationally, Amherst put their depth on display in downing the Engineers 7-2, with wins from the 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 positions.

The fourth-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team is now 6-0 following three victories this week. The purple and white first took on Emmanuel College Tuesday night for a 59-48 win, then traveled to Willimantic, Connecticut on Thursday, where they got a narrow win over Eastern Connecticut State, and finally played a blowout victory over Bridgewater State on Saturday.

At LeFrak Gymnasium on Tuesday night, Emmanuel gave the purple and white the best battle they had had so far this season, even taking a 6-0 lead at the beginning of the game.

The Amherst women’s indoor track team kicked off its regular season competition this past weekend, traveling to Northampton for the Smith College Invitational Meet.

Sophomore Becki Golia highlighted the day for Amherst, earning the team’s only first-place finish of the meet. She took first in the high jump posting a 1.62-meter jump.

The purple and white competitors performed well in field events. Louise Atadja ’16 took 16th overall, jumping 4.65 meters.

The Amherst College women’s hockey team extended its record to 4-0 last weekend after a double header win over the reigning NESCAC champions, Trinity.

Sophomore Alex Toupal was named NESCAC player of the week after helping Amherst advance 2-0 on Friday, Dec. 4, and 6-3 on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Toupal tallied five of Amherst’s total eight goals last weekend, scoring both goals in the 2-0 win and adding a hat trick in Saturday’s game. She took 12 shots in Friday’s contest and another 10 on Saturday.

The Amherst men’s swimming & diving team won its matchup against NESCAC rival Middlebury by a score of 173.5-111.5 last Saturday. Hosting their first meet of the year, Amherst won 12 total events en route to their third straight win of the season.

The hosts started brightly in their first event, the 200-yard medley, where the foursome of Matt Heise ’16, Elijah Spiro ’18, Kaison Ifill ’19 and Alex Dreisbach ’17 won the event in a time of 1:34.83.

The men’s hockey team’s Saturday night contest against Wesleyan, which finished tied at 2-2, began as a battle. The teams played through the first period and most of the second before Amherst’s Kevin Ryder scored on a shot from the point, aided by the net-front screening efforts of his teammates.

The Amherst men’s indoor track and field team opened the 2015-2016 season at the Smith Invitational, hosted by Smith College.

The team’s competitors in the field events displayed outstanding potential for the remainder of the season. In the high jump, Jay Drain ’18 recorded a 13th-place finish (1.63 meters), Nathan Showalter ’17 finished 16th overall (1.63 meters) and Harrison Haigood ’18 placed 18th (1.58 meters).